A seemingly simple, yet very innovative device, the FloWorks Design Bag & Bottle Dryer is an effective tool for drying reusable bags! Made in Canada with reclaimed wood from furniture makers, use it it on your countertop or hang it.  It doesn’t take up much space  (14 inches tall and, when open, 7.25 inches wide) and Read More →

We’ve all had a food explosion in our microwave, right?  Re-heating fish, pizza, spaghetti sauce, soup, beans…and then you run out the door to work, leaving the food particles to dry and stick, making it a cleaning nightmare.  Office microwaves can be the worst, with many people using the microwave and no one taking charge Read More →

Did you know the average person in the U.S. uses some 40 lbs. of household cleaners each year (according to Rethink Waste Project).  That’s a lot of chemical exposure! Here’s their advice: “Take a look at your cleaning products.  Do they say CAUTION, WARNING or DANGER?  Typically, products labeled POISON or DANGER are the most Read More →

Lavender.  Loved for its fragrance, used in soaps, shampoos, bath soaks.  And, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, it’s also a remedy for a range of ailments from insomnia to anxiety to depression and fatigue.  What better way to clean your house! Save money and limit your exposure to chemicals with this homemade Read More →

Summer produce season is here!  Whether you’re a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) member, grow your own food, and/or a weekly shopper at local Farmer Markets, you’ll have plenty of fresh produce to store. Three reusable food storage products have changed my life by greatly reducing my use of plastic bags and wrap.  I’ve written about Read More →